|1.||[ verb ] bring to an end|
"She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime"
|Related terms:||begin change close close complete interrupt decide break dissolve stamp_out stub_out culminate phase_out lift finish finalize ax closure abort end|
|2.||[ verb ] have end in a certain location; either spatial or metaphorical|
|Synonyms:||end finish cease stop|
"the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed" "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"
|Related terms:||begin discontinue close culminate vanish turn_out run_out adjourn run_low go_out lapse pass_away cut_out vanish break end end end ending end end end end_point conclusion|
|3.||[ verb ] have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense|
|Synonyms:||end finish cease|
: "My property ends by the bushes" "The symphony ends in a pianissimo"
|Related terms:||begin close finish_up culminate turn_out vanish adjourn run_low go_out discontinue lapse pass_away vanish break die_hard cut_out|
|4.||[ verb ] (work) terminate the employment of|
|Synonyms:||fire can force_out give_the_axe dismiss sack send_away give_the_sack give_notice|
"The boss fired his secretary today" "The company terminated 25% of its workers"
|Related terms:||hire remove retire squeeze_out furlough dismiss pension_off drive_out dismissal|
|5.||[ verb ] be the end of; be the last of concluding part of|
"This sad scene ended the movie"
|Related terms:||be close end end ending end destination|
|6.||[ verb ] bring to a conclusion or cause to come to an end|
"We terminated our relation with the company" "It is unclear whether the bombing of Hiroshima ended the war" "Cease doing what you are doing!"
|Related terms:||begin begin change close close complete interrupt decide conclude halt break stamp_out dissolve stub_out culminate closure break_up ax phase_out abort finish close_out lift finalize end end end|